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  • IS group erasing history, culture in Syria, Iraq

    The Islamic State group's destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq is part of a systematic campaign to destroy archaeological sites it says promote apostasy.
  • By destroying major sites, Islamic State erasing history, culture in Syria, Iraq

    The Islamic State group is on a systematic campaign to destroy archaeological sites it says promote apostasy. Some of the world's most precious cultural treasures, including ancient sites in the cradle of civilization, are in areas controlled by the...

    Iraq says Islamic State militants 'bulldozed' ancient site

    Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday using heavy military vehicles, the government said. A statement from Iraq's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities didn't...

    AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Iraq troops push on to Tikrit in battle against IS as militants 'bulldoze' archaeological site Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit within hours,...

    Eastern Oregon dig uncovers ancient stone tool

    Archaeologists have uncovered a stone tool at an ancient rock shelter in the high desert of eastern Oregon that could turn out to be older than any known site of human occupation in western North America. The find was announced Thursday by the U.S....